Anabolic steroids have traditionally been controversial in the sporting arena. Today, research indicates a dramatic increase in the use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs outside of competitive sports. With evidence of widespread steroid abuse among the general population, health professionals are citing the emergence of an epidemic.
Anabolic Steroids and Other Performance-Enhancing Drugs brings together key issues surrounding these contentious drugs. The book outlines the history and social context of these compounds, including details on their development, prevalence, and implications for society. It provides a review of their physiological and psychological side effects, as well as discussions of other performance-enhancing substances based on the banned drug list of the International Olympic Committee. The text also describes how anabolic steroids are used, considers problems with counterfeit drugs, and includes profiles of the most commonly used steroids and supplements.
This timely book presents a clear description of anabolic steroid use and abuse both in sports and within the general population. It is a reliable source of information for professionals and students in the fields of sport science, pharmacology, pharmacy, and related health sciences.
Table of Contents
What Are Anabolic Steroids?
Why a Book About Anabolic Steroids?
SOCIAL HISTORY OF ANABOLIC STEROIDS
Early Discoveries of the Anabolic and Androgenic Properties of Testosterone
Effects of Testicular Extract (Testosterone) and Related Substances upon Humans
Early Uses of Testosterone and its Derivatives
The Use of Testosterone and Anabolic Steroids for Ergogenic Purposes
The Use of Anabolic Steroids in Sports
The Non-competitive use of Anabolic Steroids
Needle and Syringe Exchange Figures for Prevalence of AS Use
Social Implications of the Psychological Effects of AS Use
Current Therapeutic Applications of Anabolic Steroids
Legal Status of Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids: A Social Problem?
THE MEDICAL ASPECTS OF AS MISUSE
Myocardinal Hypertrophy and Cardiomyopathy
Myocardinal Infarction and Cerebrovascular Accidents
Changes in Metabolism
General Practitioner Surveys
A SPORTING PERSPECTIVE
Performance Enhancement through History
The Response of Sport
Eastern European Doping 'Regimes'
Tour de France 1998
Doping Outside of the Olympics
The IOC Prohibited Substance List
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
REGIMES, COUNTERFEITS AND PROFILES
Counterfeits and Fakes
Drugs Other than Anabolic Steroids